Sharon Stone asks for ‘miracle’ when her cousin River Stone is found in bed with total organ failure
Sharon Stone urges everyone to pray for her nephew after he was found in his crib with total organ failure.
The 63-year-old actress posted on Instagram in the early hours of Friday morning asking for a “miracle” when she shared that the 11-month-old, named River Stone, had been hospitalized.
Stunned by the news, Stone shared a photo of River in his hospital bed and pleaded, “We need a miracle.”
‘We need a miracle’: Sharon Stone begged fans and friends for their prayers as she revealed her cousin was found in his crib with total organ failure
The star of Basic Instinct wrote: ‘My cousin and godson River Stone was found in his crib [with] total organ failure today.
“Please pray for him. We need a miracle.’
She was inundated with messages of support from friends, fans and other celebrities, who sent Stone their prayers.
Actress Kate Hudson wrote, “Send light and healing love,” while Ruby Rose noted, “Pray for River and all your family.”
Heartbreaking: The Basic Instinct actress shared the devastating news on Instagram in the early hours of Friday morning and was inundated with support
‘Please pray for him’: Sharon reached out to her followers for their prayers, with Kate Hudson and Ruby Rose supporting the actress
Support: Sharon Osbourne also saw comments on the star’s post, sharing: ‘Bless him, send so much love and prayer
Sharon Osbourne added: “Bless him with so much love and prayer.”
Filmmaker Ava DuVernay shared, “I keep you and your family in prayer.”
No other details have been released about River’s condition.
River was born in September 2020 and is the son of Sharon’s brother Patrick.
Sharon had introduced River to fans on Instagram shortly after his birth last year, when she shared a photo of the newborn on social media.
She wrote at the time: “Look who’s going home: River William Stone, the new baby of my brother Patrick and his wife Tasha.”
Family: River was born in September 2020 and is the son of Sharon’s brother Patrick
Stone’s heartbreaking post comes after it was announced that she will receive the Golden Icon Award at the Zurich Film Festival.
She will receive the honor at the festival next month, according to The Hollywood Reporter, with the awards ceremony and then screening of her 1996 film Casino, for which Stone received an Academy Award nomination.
Speaking of the award, Stone has said, “It’s an honor to collaborate with the global community and celebrate the deep depth of our art.”
“I am thrilled to be recognized in this capacity,” she added.
Zurich Film Festival artistic director Christian Jungen described Stone in a statement as “a woman Hitchcock would have loved” and a “true icon of the seventh art.”
Honored: Sharon to receive the Golden Icon Award at this year’s Zurich Film Festival
“Her distinguishing qualities are an irresistible charm, great human depth, the talent to play a whole range of roles and the ability to captivate an audience like no other,” says Jungen.
“At a time when the film business was dominated by men, she held out in her fight against sexism and became an important role model for many women in the film business.”
The festival praised Stone’s versatility, noting that she “refused to be characterized as a man-eating vampire” after her “breakthrough role” in the 1992 classic Basic Instinct.
In fact, the actress, whose memoir recently covered the ills of Hollywood in the New York Times bestseller The Beauty of Living Twice, has proved that she is an extraordinarily versatile character actress.
Stone, who has three teenage sons – 21-year-old Roan, 16-year-old Laird and 15-year-old Quinn – is the fifth consecutive actress to receive the Golden Icon Award.
Past performers to receive the honor include Cate Blanchett, Glenn Close, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Michael Douglas, Richard Gere and Sean Penn.
Delight: Speaking of honors, Sharon has said she’s “excited” to receive the award at the ceremony next month to screen her Oscar-nominated 1996 film Casino.